Archaeological/Skeptical Resources, Critiques of
cult archaeology, Roman Britain links
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For a long time I've been meaning to set up a web with
references to other sites and articles not found elsewhere which
expose 'cult' or 'fringe' archaeology. I’ve
finally gotten around to setting one up because Ross Clark asked
me what to do with some graphics sent to him by Robin Stobbs.
Foolishly I said no problem, I’d put them up! Fortunately
web utilities are friendlier than when I first wrote a web page,
so with the help of Arachnophilia, here it is.
Now that I’ve created it, I intend to use it for what in
my opinion is interesting information about archaeology. In
particular this will include a section on what is often called
cult or fringe archaeology. I'm including also various links
to more serious and to my main interest in archaeology,
Romano-British archaeology. It won’t be terribly flash as I
don’t have the time, and in any case prefer sites with a
minimum of bells and whistles.
Besides collecting links and new information for the
site, I need to figure out a way to classify the links,
particularly the cult archaeology ones. As with everything else,
suggestions are always welcome!
LINKS TO CURRENT HISTORICAL AND
Bibliofind Want to
find an out-of-print book? This site will let you search over
3000 booksellers around the world! (I wanted an out-of-print book
and found 13 booksellers offering it to me, at a variety of
Abebooks Another good
source of out-of-print books, claims to be the largest world
network of independent booksellers with over 20 million
an introduction by Kevin Greene - A selection of Internet
links to supplement Kevin Greene's book Archaeology: an
introduction (1996) - covers The Idea Of The Past, Discovery, Fieldwork And Recording, Excavation, Dating The Past, Science And Archaeology, Making Sense Of The Past.
Archaeology 'Britain's Leading Archaeology
Magazine' (An excellent source for people looking for
excavation experience) About to launch Current World Archaeology.
Archaeology WWW Page - "Here you can find collected
scholarly files, links, resources, software and reports relevant
or interesting to Mesoamerican and Pre-Columbian
Archaeology." Maintained by Thomas Burglin
The Naked Science Society -
"A portal to online research, bibliographies, articles, graphics, and links concerning archaeology, forensics, physical anthropology, evolution, mystery & science fiction, and other subjects from the ridiculous to the sublime..."
- the World Wide Web Virtual
Library for Archaeology.
- The best web site for C14 dating information -- online at the
radiocarbon labs of Waikato and Oxford Universities
OLD STUDIES OF VINLAND:
These are offered not as serious sources of information about Vinland but as historical data about the study of Vinland. They are all .pdf files and will need rotating clockwise to read. The papers by Marie Shipley and Luka Jelic are very large and really need broadband to download.
Because of the file sizes, they are now all stored at Fastmail -- the link leads to my public directory there.
the file 'Fischer_1903.pdf' is the first chapter of The discoveries of the Norsemen in America, with special relation to their early cartographical representation by Joseph Fischer ... translated from the German by Basil H. Soulsby, 1903
'Jelic.pdf' is l'Evangelisation de l'Amerique avant Christophe Columb by the Croation Friar Luka Jelic, 1891
'John_Shipley.pdf' is Récente découvertes sur les communications entre l'Europe et lÁmérique au XVe siècle : nécrologie Madame Marie A. Shipley, née Brown.b by John Shipley, 1902
'Mary_Shipley.pdf' is The Norse colonization in America by the light of the Vatican finds by Shipley, Marie A., née Brown, 1899
Incredible Anthropology Tools to help you to decide whether certain "archaeological science" in the media is really credible (supported by evidence) or incredible (unsupported or contradicted by evidence).
The Truth About Orion - Frank Doernenburg looks Bauval and
Gilbert's claims in their book The Orion Mystery
The Paluxy Dinosaur/"Man Track" Controversy Glen Kuban's web site with a collection of articles reviewing the history of the Paluxy controversy and evidence involved, articles on other alleged out-of-order fossils and artifacts
The London Hammer Glen Kuban examines Creationist claims about a hammer found near London, Texas
Alleged Australian Egyptian Hieroglyphs An email discussion between an Australian Egyptologist, Gregory P. Gilbert, and an Austraulian musician inquiring about them An email discussion between an Australian Egyptologist, Gregory P. Gilbert, and an Austraulian musician inquiring about them
The "Ogham" Petroglyphs of West Virginia The Council of West Virginia Archaeology web site examining claims for Ogham in West Virginia besides the skeptical articles below it includes articles by Barry Fell and others supporting his ideas
ASTRONOMER'S ANALYSIS OF THE [Sitchin's] AKKADIAN
SEAL This is a link to an article by Tom Van
Flandern. I wouldn't normally link to him or the Laura Lee
Show, but his analysis of Sitchin's Akkadian seal is
interesting. Note at the bottom of the web page that you can buy
a cassette by him in which he says that he is looking for a
Planet X, but says "Sitchin’s "12th Planet"
does not fit the astronomical evidence."
England Antiquities Research Association - This is a
web site primarily for those who think that there is evidence for
considerable pre-Colonial European influence in North America. I
cannot endorse the site, but they have had the courtesy to post a
note of mine about the Newport Tower and I feel I should
reciprocate. I also think that many of the sites they discuss do
need careful study, whatever the results.
Olmec skeletons African? No, just poor scholarship This is a collection of back and forth arguments from sci.archaeology.mesoamerican, compiled by Peter van Rossum, which deconstructs the study of Wiercinski who claims to have found African skeletons.
Smear - NOT an archaeology page, in fact a UFO page by an
extremely skeptical believer, with the occasional relevant